AMERICA NEEDS FATIMA ROSARY RALLY Saturday, October 16 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Father Joseph will lead the Holy Rosary and procession of Our Lady of Fatima on Saturday, October 16, beginning at noon. The Rosary rally will start in front of the Parish office and will process into the church building. All parishioners and community members are invited to join us along with thousands of other rallies taking place all across the United States as we fervently pray for the conversion of our Country.
SUPPORT WOMEN IN CRISIS PREGNANCY SITUATIONS October 16-17 and October 23-24 Donations are welcome to help make Corpus Christi Catholic Women's Group Birthright Baby Shower a joyous and spirited celebration to provide mothers and their babies with hope, friendship, and needed items. All parishioners are invited to bring any of the items listed below. The donations collected in the vestibule area of the church building will help keep the clothing and supply room at Birthright stocked, and assist mothers who have just given birth by receiving a collection of items that will enable them to begin caring for their babies. Thank you for your support and generosity!
PRO-LIFE TEEN EVENT Prince of Peace Catholic Church Saturday, October 16 | 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Join us at Prince of Peace Catholic Church for a fun and memorable evening! The event, Dignity of the Human Person: Being Pro-Life Today, includes dinner, local speakers, a raffle, and so much more! To learn more or register, please click on the image below.
8th ANNUAL GOLF FUNDRAISER Monday, October 18 | 11:00 AM The Corpus Christi 8th Annual Golf Outing will be held at The Country Club of Lexington. All proceeds will benefit the Corpus Christi Assistance Ministry. For more information or to register, click on the image below.
UPDATED STUDENT ROSTER Religious Education & Faith Formation
FROM THE HOLY LAND Hand Crafted Creations | October 23 - 24 Hand crafted creations from the Holy Land will be available for purchase at the end of all Weekend Masses in the vestibule area of the church building on October 23-24. A purchase serves as a Spiritual and Corporal Work of Mercy as it employs, feeds and comforts those in need. A purchase, also, demonstrates solidarity, loyalty and prudence towards the Christian identity of our Holy Land. For more information, please click the image below.
RESTORED Corpus Christi Youth Group | Sundays 6:00 - 7:30 PM
HISPANIC FOOD FAIR $20,809.25 On behalf of Fr. Joseph, Fr. Gustavo and the Hispanic Ministry, we would like to sincerely thank you for your time, effort and monetary donations given during the Hispanic Food Fair to support the diocesan radio station Revive. This past Sunday, our total fundraising efforts amounted to $20,809.25. This is something we can all be proud of. Through your donations, we can continue to fund the radio program and its efforts to re-evangelize the community.
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING INTRO SESSION St Joseph Catholic Church | Columbia, SC Wednesday, October 20 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Couples who chose NFP find they experience a wide range of benefits that go far beyond physical and health-related advantages. For more information, please contact Janelle Florendo via email at email@example.com, or click the image below.
WHEN A MARRIAGE IS IN TROUBLE Retrouvaille Retreat | October 22 - 24 One never knows when or where we will realize that our marriage is in trouble, not just disconnect or disillusionment, but in real trouble. Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of couples communicate and heal their marriages. It can help you too.
CONFIRMATION Rehearsal Sunday, October 24 Confirmandi (student) and Sponsor will rehearse inside the church building on Sunday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. Mass Friday, October 29 Confirmandi and Sponsor will meet in the Parish Hall at 5:30 p.m. to spend some time in personal conversation with Bishop Robert Guglielmone. The Bishop will preside at the Sacrament of Confirmation with the liturgical celebration starting at 7:00 p.m.
OKTOBERFEST TICKETS Sunday, October 30 | 12:00 PM Oktoberfest tickets are now available for purchase at the end of all Weekend Masses in the vestibule area of the church building. A $10 general admission ticket will give you 12 credits to use towards games, horseback rides, food and much more. Purchasing your general admission tickets in advance versus waiting to buy your ticket on the day of the event gives you two additional credits.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Parish is still in need of volunteers to assist during the Festival on October 30. If you are interested in helping us with the silent auction, bingo, ticket sales, cooking, serving, security, aid station, clean-up, horse riding, youth activities, pumpkin painting, face painting, cake walk, and/or corn hole, please click the button below. Thank you for your support!
ESSAY CONTEST Due Date: November 1, 2021 The Knights of Columbus Essay Contest encourages our youth to be more connected to our community and our faith. The goal of this contest program is to involve young Catholics in grades 8 to 12 - public, private, parochial or home schools during the current school year - in civic discourse and instill in them religious and life-affirming values. The essay should be 500-750 words on the following topic: “Describe every day obstacles that you have experienced or witnessed (others experiencing) while living a life of authentic faith. Explain how you have overcome these obstacles and how, by doing so, it has helped your faith to continue to grow.” Entrants will be judged on grammar, style, and how clearly they present the theme in a way that showcases creativity, imagination and overall development of the topic. All essays are due by Monday, November 1.
ALL SOULS' DAY Tuesday, November 2 | 6:30 PM The All Souls’ Day Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated on November 2 at 6:30 p.m. To commemorate our faithful departed, we invite everyone to bring a photo of your loved one which will be placed in front of the altar together with a lit memorial candle. The candles will be provided by the Parish in the vestibule area of the church building. A prayer and remembrance service will be celebrated after the Mass.
HONORING OUR VETERANS Saturday, November 13 | 6:30 PM The Knights of Columbus is honoring our veterans and their families at a dinner in the Parish Hall on November 13 at 6:30 p.m. Registration forms will be available in the vestibule area of the church building to RSVP. Veterans and family members, please join us for this honorable occasion.
PRAYER INTENTIONS Father Joseph and the parish community of Corpus Christi wish to extend their deepest sympathy to those who mourn the loss of a loved one, especially for John Moccaldi, Robert Ciehanski, Ellen Meunier, Scott Long, Gary Hainley, Rose Lardner, Millie Eskew, Floyd Vassalotti, Nobert Miller, Daniel Casey, Michael Greaney, Dale Palmer, Ronald Kasper, Ronald LaPierre, Claire Ortiz, Elvira Roman, Eugenia Cohla, Father Robert “Bob” Sayer, and Addie Talisesky.
We also ask that you pause a moment to offer a prayer for the sick of our community, especially for Abigail and Jennifer Frank, Bern Rivers, David Rivers, Rich Bonacum, Payal Singh, Betty Boulet, Norene Daly, Fanny Gleaton, Rick Moorer, Karen Clisham, Angela Donovan, Jimmy Mosley, Dion Russell, Callie Jo Slattery, Monica Godinez-Smith, Christine Schafer, Nettie Taylor, Wesley Bush, Guy and Amy Lasley, Joseph Brown, Charles Naslund, Marilyn Kay Casto and Family, Berni Lewis, Mary Girgis, June Bearden, Margory Gates, Arturo del Mundo, Thomas Ronald Pate, Jack Mason, Tracey Mason, Maricela Huidor-Figueroa, Susan Jumper Smith, Allan Arsenault, David Landis, Luciana Stegeman, Betty Hensley, Hannah and Caleb Bailey, Kathy Cibelli, and Cathy Hungiville.
ASSISTANCE MINISTRY NEEDS YOUR HELP Non-Perishable Shelf-Stable Supplies The Corpus Christi Assistance Ministry is in need of your generous donations to our pantry. The Ministry is always in need of non-perishable food products and toiletry items, such as canned soup, macaroni & cheese, spaghetti noodles and sauce, cereal, granola bars, canned vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruits, baked beans, rice, paper towels, tissues, tooth brushes and paste, laundry detergent, shampoo, soap, and napkins. Thank you for your kindness!
GRIEF SHARE Wednesdays | 1:30 PM Corpus Christi commenced the Bereavement Ministry for parishioners and community members who have experienced the death of a loved one and need assistance in the healing process. This outreach is facilitated by a trained minister who offers a compassionate, consoling and encouraging presence. The Ministry employs the series Grief Share, a 13-week internationally acclaimed Christian-based program designed to assist individuals who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. For further information, please click the button below.
IMMERSIVE STUDY RETREAT Friday, November 19, 7:00 PM - Sunday, November 21, 4:00 PM The new Catholic retreat center in the Upstate, Heart Ridge, wants to invite you to an Immersive Study Retreat on the great spiritual classic, Interior Castle by saint and doctor of the church, Teresa of Avila. It will be led by Benedictine nun, Sr. Gertrude Gillette. The event is an opportunity to relax, pray, read, and go deeper into your own spiritual journey accompanied by a gifted teacher and fellow retreatants. One price includes comfortable lodging, 5 meals, book and materials. For more information, please click the image below.
EVERY CONTRIBUTION IS HUGELY VALUED Your donations make a big difference, and for this we are forever grateful.
Week of October 4 $16,899.61 Online donations totaled $4,167.14; mailed, dropped in the basket or through the mail slot totaled $12,732.47.
Week of September 27 $19,032.19 Online donations totaled $3,684.93; mailed, dropped in the basket or through the mail slot totaled $15,347.26.
POPE FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTION Every month, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention. Let us join the Pope with millions of others worldwide in praying for his monthly intention.
OCTOBER: MISSIONARY DISCIPLES We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.
CONFESSIONS IN SPANISH Confessions are offered in Spanish on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays after the 7PM Saturday Vigil Mass, or by appointment.
MINISTERS OF THE MASS New Schedule | October, November, December 2021 All ministers, including lectors, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, altar servers, ushers, greeters and sacristans, have been scheduled through our web-based program Ministry Scheduler with new assignments for the months of October, November and December. To view the new schedule or to sign up as a new minister, please click the button below.
BROADCAST For those who cannot attend Holy Mass because of health concerns, you may worship from home by clicking on "The Holy Mass" button on the homepage of the Corpus Christi website. Utilizing two upgraded cameras for audio and video quality improvement, the Parish will continue to broadcast live the weekend Masses as well as all weekday Masses.
On behalf of the Parish Office, we want to thank all of you for your continuous prayers, support and love. May God’s grace continue to be poured out upon all of us, and may He richly bless us with an even deeper understanding of His love and purposes as we live for Him!
Corpus Christi Catholic Church 2350 Augusta Hwy | Lexington SC 29072 Tel 803.359.4391 | Fax 803.359.8885